Digital Journal points out that we might already be in contact with aliens – we’re just not looking for the right kind of messages:
The theory, proposed by James Benford, his son, Dominic Benford, and James’ twin brother Gregory Benford, published in two papers in June, have generated a great deal of excitement in the science world.
The University of California Irvine said extraterrestrials might have been trying to contact Earth all along, but because scientists were looking for something different, the messages were missed. The trio of scientists believe extraterrestrials might send out short messages, or pulses. James explained, saying
“This approach is more like Twitter and less like War and Peace.”